Jim Griffin easily won re-election as mayor Saturday, defeating real estate agent Darryl Day.
Griffin received 56.8 percent of the votes to Day’s 43.2 percent in complete but unofficial returns.
“I am humbled and thankful for the support of our residents who agreed with the direction we’ve chosen,” Griffin said Sunday.
Day could not be reached for comment Sunday.
Council incumbents also won in Hurst and Euless.
In Hurst, longtime Councilman Henry Wilson, who has served for 30 years, kept his Place 6 seat by defeating Joel Downs 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent.
In Euless, Harry Zimmer defeated George Moore in Place 5 with 86.9 percent to Moore’s 13.1 percent, and Perry Bynum beat Tim St. Clair in Place 6 with 83 percent of the vote to St. Clair’s 17 percent.
In the Place 7 Hurst-Euless-Bedford school board race, Fred Campos trounced Gary Jones 61.6 percent to 38.4 percent.
Griffin, who is serving his second three-year term as mayor, ran on a campaign of continuing to move the city forward with projects such as the Bedford Commons development and strong business growth.
In Hurst, Wilson said he believes voters feel that the city is well run and are satisfied with the council. He wants to continue working on projects and said he wants to be on hand when the long-awaited Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opens at Pipeline and Precinct Line roads.
“I really want to be the councilman who is there when we cut the ribbon,” adding that it took 10 years to persuade developers to bring a new grocery store to south Hurst.
In the HEB school board race, Campos, who will serve his first four-year term, said that after he was defeated in 2013, he vowed to do his homework by attending school board meetings and a leadership academy that gives community members a chance to see what it is like to serve on the school board.
“I think that during the past two years, more people came to know who Fred Campos was,” he said Sunday. “I got to know the players involved, and I had more experience for the job.”
Elizabeth Campbell, 817-390-7696